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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    I covet this tie.
     
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  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Nice fit. I think sockless oxfords has lot a bit of its novelty value, but if you're really going to do it, choosing a suitably informal pair of braces to go with it makes sense. I'm not terribly keen on the choice of handkerchief here (I think it might look better without one at all, or certainly a non-reddish one), but that's a minor point.

    I do think there's a lot to be said for the sentiment that the thread is whatever people make it. If you want a certain kind of outfit (whether in terms of style or quality, really), the only way it will happen is if people who dress that way choose to post here. There's no cover charge or admittance policy at the door. We each just post what we like wearing, and the aggregate chips then fall where they may. As you know from the duration of time you've read the board, critique & complaining has historically had little effect (or, at most a very temporary one); shouting someone down on the internet rarely works because there's no fundamental incentive to listen. Those who want advice, will change. Those who don't, won't. Which camp they fall into is kind of irrelevant to whether they post photos in the thread or not. What alters the balance of photos in the thread at any given time is simply who chooses to post and how consistently they do so, as most people aren't really looking for fundamental reconstruction of their wardrobe, regardless of whether others feel it's needed. This thread ends up more about habit and general value of chatting within/around a familiar context (in this case clothes).

    Sociologically, it's more actually analogous to how a group of colleagues who go out for a drink after work aren't really interested in what they're going to drink, so much as the opportunity to shoot the breeze and are using the drink as the context for that chat. Some the other WAYWRN threads on the board are ostensibly more targeted/specific in their aims... but it's noticeable that even those tend to rapidly evolve from that specific theme to a more general chat loosely centred around that original topic. Such is the way of the internet, I rather think. More focused/directed discourse only happens with very extensive & active moderation, which only works at the expense of narrowing down the group of participants (& audience) to those with a much more serious interest in the topic.

    I think it's more that they don't fit well, not just the length. The jacket is basically fine to my eye and the shirt seems to go nicely with it.

    I quite like the mint and lilac colour combination, but it feels very early in the year for them. I think I'd enjoy them more around April. Quirky comment, I know, but I do tend to associate certain colours with certain seasons.

    I like it, regardless of your disclaimer, esp. the shirt/tie combination. Both are bold patterns, so it's very dependent on the different scale to make it work, and I think it works.

    I think it would really rock with a suit in the same fabric, too.

    I've mentioned it before, but I'm not a fan of fuzzy tie + fuzzy jacket when they're separated by a businessy-looking shirt. It makes the tie look like an island, somehow. It needs a more casual shirt. Or something to reduce the expanse of relative formality of shirt (eg a v-neck jumper or cardigan). Otherwise, a still-matte but non-fuzzy tie works better IMO. A good example of this would be look stitchy posted today. Fuzzy jacket, flat shirt, and a tie that bridges the two without falling into either camp. I like that (& have quoted it below for reference).
    True, true. Can't dissent from that. I do think flat caps look a bit odd on me... I've yet to find one I like. But I suppose others would say the same about the trilby in this look, so it shouldn't stop me looking for one!

    Don't like the square but I do like the suit/shirt/tie combination a lot. White linen would be an obvious choice instead of the blue-bordered variant, but I actually think a puffed silk (or slightly more textured silk blend of some sort) would look nicer with the overall look. Not sure what colour for it though, but I wouldn't go for a match.





    Casual again today for me. The plan was for the solid coloured jumper to separate out the two patterned blues of the shirt & jacket; it didn't work quite as well as I hoped, but was certainly better than not having the jumper there at all. This was a classic case of getting dressed without really thinking about what look I wanted today. Put on the shirt and trousers. Then realised I didn't really know what jacket to wear with it, but felt too lazy to change, so came up with an ad hoc fudge around the problem, without actually solving it! [​IMG]


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  3. Citan1145

    Citan1145 Senior member

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    Benjamin kind of made me re-evaluate if I am contributing to the degradation of the forum. Then I realized that I am just sharing outfits and learning, so I hope that isn't contributing to the downfall...

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    I apologize for the terrible lighting and quality of the picture, I had to use my macbook as my cell phone is dead...awaiting a replacement.
    In retrospect a brown cardigan would have been better but I wore the jacket mainly as outerwear today and took it off indoors. I am wearing jeans (dark resin wash) and brown AE wingtip boots.

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    "Fit"

     
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  4. Caustic Man

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    The shirt is kind of a rough oxford weave. I don't know if that came through in the pictures, but would that still classify as businessy? Thanks for the tips, I will definitely try and figure out how I would like to implement those ideas!
     
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    inobroino.

    I just hate that it gets no wear. grabbing at straws.

    welp. ya win some you lose some. too much losing for me lately hahaha
     
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  6. in stitches

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    HF - glad you liked. :)

    excellent summation post, btw.
     
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    This outfit would be objectively better with lighter pants. The jacket is brownish. Maybe some green. I will have to ask someone who is not red/green colorblind.
     
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    I have learned in the last few days that these pants are too dark -- though they're right for this jacket, at least. Any and all feedback is, of course, welcome.
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    That jacket is awesome!
     
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    ^ I echo the sentiment... nice coat.

    The white silk PS is a little out of place here.
     
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    :embar: thanks!

    i think this is the darkest navy tie i have though. :)
     
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    I think it's clear that you learned no such thing because here you are, posting a picture of yourself in those "too dark" pants. You even assert that they're right for that jacket. My feedback: :foo: is not the final arbiter...
     
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    I love the combination of olive green, brown, and blue.
     
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    Today. I think the pattern of the shirt, kinda matches with the one of the tie. But the tie has dots.

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    Unseasonably warm in Atlanta today. I've been debating the square all day.

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    @Dewi Square is a fail. Then again I am not keen on the shirt and tie on their own either.
     
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  19. Dewi

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    I didn't think the square was that great of an idea. I've been taking it out periodically, but my pocket just looks naked then.

    I don't usually pair this tie with this shirt. The unseasonably warm weather gave me an excuse, but I think it's back to the blue neats and plain textured ties for this shirt.
     
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  20. patrickBOOTH

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    Betel, I think the square and tie are, ugh. I think the shirt pattern would look better with a larger scale.
     
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